• 28, August, 2014

Kingdom Hearts 3 Coming In 2014?

It seems the highly anticipated next entry in the Kingdom Hearts series may be arriving much sooner than we expected. Receiving the latest European release schedule from Square Enix today reconfirmed a number of previously revealed release dates for a number of their titles including Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (14th February), Thief (28th February), Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (21st March) and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (14th April).

Interesting however is the inclusion of Kingdom Hearts 3 as a 2014 release, a game that Square Enix have had many believe is still far from completion. Normally I wouldn’t think much of what could well be mistaken entry, but what has peaked my interest is the fact previous release schedules from the publisher have always sported a TBC for both the Xbox One and PS4 versions. Is development of the game moving along better than expected? It’s also worth noting that Kingdom Hearts 2.5 Remix has a 2014 date as well.

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Being fairly new to the series myself (the excellent Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance being my starting point) I’m excited to try my first home console entry let alone a next generation one. Amazingly it’s been around eight years since the release of Kingdom Hearts II (of course there have been the handheld spin-offs as well) and Disney have since acquired Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Entertainment, and Lucasfilm – huge companies that have a number of potential IPs that could be used in the third and final instalment of the saga. The possibility of a Toy Story and Finding Nemo themed world are enough to have me sold. Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Spiderman and just about any Marvel superhero series are also ripe for the picking.

Of course this isn’t 100% confirmation we’ll definitely see the game in 2014, but it’s certainly promising especially since this comes from the publisher themselves. We’ve reached out to Square for more information.

 

UK Release Schedule – 30th Jan 2014

  • Bryan

    I doubt it, seeing as the director still needs to get FF 15 out at some point.

  • Ben

    I can only hope, but I agree its doubtful.

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    You’re the same boat as me pal-started off with KH 3D but I’ve been playing through 1.5 HD RemIX and am already on Re:Chain of Memories. Can’t wait to finally get my hands on 2.5 and play Kingdom Hearts II and the other games. I hope KH 3D gets an HD Remake and possibly comes onto Wii U as it was on 3DS after all.

  • DarkLegacy

    I doubt that it will be released this year or either 2015 or 16, since SE have yet to release FFXV with it being in a longer development

    • http://thegameinquirer.com/ MrChump

      In some ways I hope you are right, but I have a feeling that pushing 3 out this year would have been the plan for a while, considering the next gen console release. People are hungry for new games then it makes sense that they would try and capitalise on this.
      Hopefully it doesn’t mean they have adopted the trend of releasing a broke ass buggy game and patch later, to satisfy shareholders or whoever it is screwing up trust in the games industry.

      • DarkLegacy

        Yeah I’m hoping that KH3 is pushed out this year or 2016 so that the game won’t be buggy. Btw sorry for the late reply

  • Melanite Zaryus

    Obviously common sense tells you KH3 will not come out this year